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6), which should be carried at all times. Alternatively, the wish to be a donor can be indicated on a driver’s license or in a living will. Prospective donors should inform their family and physician of their decision. At the time of death, hospitals always ask for the family’s consent, even if a donor has already indicated his or her wish to donate organs. 3. 6 United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) transplants, by organ and donor type, 1994–2003 Year Organ/donor type 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 18,172 15,085 3,087 19,260 15,790 3,470 19,556 15,794 3,762 20,090 16,049 4,041 21,299 16,766 4,533 21,803 16,817 4,986 22,967 17,094 5,873 23,918 17,360 6,558 24,548 17,936 6,612 25,076 18,270 6,806 10,540 7,533 3,007 10,980 7,597 3,383 11,255 7,593 3,662 11,557 7,632 3,925 12,298 7,890 4,408 12,612 7,915 4,697 13,407 7,958 5,449 14,076 8,065 6,011 14,524 8,288 6,236 14,853 8,389 6,464 38 38 * 37 36 1 45 45 * 64 64 * 72 72 * 123 123 * 119 118 1 128 127 1 140 139 1 117 117 * 54 54 * 67 67 * 113 112 1 130 130 * 157 157 * 221 221 * 303 303 * 306 306 * 376 376 * 343 343 * 748 746 2 916 910 6 857 847 10 847 841 6 969 967 2 939 931 8 913 907 6 889 886 3 902 902 * 868 865 3 3,548 3,488 60 3,829 3,775 54 3,930 3,868 62 4,015 3,929 86 4,369 4,277 92 4,605 4,354 251 4,802 4,407 395 4,984 4,466 518 5,060 4,699 361 5,364 5,044 320 6 6 * 22 21 1 15 13 2 23 21 2 28 26 2 31 29 2 30 27 3 42 42 * 42 41 1 52 48 4 2,321 2,318 3 2,346 2,346 * 2,319 2,318 1 2,267 2,267 * 2,310 2,310 * 2,157 2,157 * 2,167 2,167 * 2,171 2,171 * 2,112 2,112 * 2,024 2,024 * 722 707 15 871 846 25 812 788 24 930 908 22 866 837 29 891 863 28 959 940 19 1,059 1,034 25 1,041 1,028 13 1,080 1,065 15 71 71 * 69 69 * 38 38 * 62 62 * 46 46 * 51 51 * 46 46 * 27 27 * 31 31 * 28 28 * 124 124 * 123 123 * 172 172 * 195 195 * 184 184 * 173 173 * 221 221 * 236 236 * 320 320 * 347 347 * All organs Total Deceased Living Kidney Total Deceased Living Pancreas transplant alone Total Deceased Living Pancreas after kidney Total Deceased Living Kidney/pancreas Total Deceased Living Liver Total Deceased Living Intestine Total Deceased Living Heart Total Deceased Living Lung Total Deceased Living Heart-lung Total Deceased Living Multi-organ Total Deceased Living *None in category.

Pdf), the withdrawal of ANH from a dying patient does not lead to a long and painful death. Moreover, evidence exists that avoiding ANH contributes to a more comfortable death. ANH has traditionally been used in end-of-life care when patients experience a loss of appetite and difficulty swallowing. Health care practitioners use ANH to prolong life, prevent aspiration pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs due to inhaling food particles or fluid), maintain independence and physical function, and decrease suffering and discomfort.

Donors after cardiac death are included in the deceased donor counts as well and are counted separately on the last line. 1. S. htm (accessed November 2, 2005) SOURCE: responsibility from hospitals to local organ procurement organizations because the hospitals were not doing the job well. The HHS estimates that twelve thousand to fifteen thousand potential organ donors die each year whose families are never asked to donate their loved ones’ organs. Under the new procedure, hospitals are required to report every death to the procurement organizations.

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